Global Switch Sydney East Data Centre — Stage 1

Project partner:Cockram
Construction value:$200 million
Location:Ultimo (City of Sydney)
Construction type:Medium rise commercial

The Global Switch Sydney East Data Centre supplies IT infrastructure for multi-national corporations and Australian Government agencies. This facility set a benchmark for environmental sustainability. To reach that goal, the project team were pursuing a Gold Rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Grasshopper Environmental enabled Cockram reach its Environmental goals with a detailed waste management plan, including bins for each waste type. Segregating waste maximised the amount of material that was recovered for recycling. Diverting material like paper and cardboard from mixed waste skips reduced the amount that went to landfill, which kept their overall waste management costs down.

Space was tight for this project, so managing waste on-site was also a challenge. Deliveries and pickups had to be coordinated with the crane schedule. Grasshopper Environmental made this aspect of the project hassle-free by calling ahead and being on time. Our specialised equipment was able to remove double skips with each changeover, which maximized efficiencies for the crane slots.

Client Testimonial

"Grasshopper were fantastic. The drivers turned up on time and got in the site first go. I never had any problems with them. Just having the waste management side sorted made my job easier."

Nial O’Leary - Site Manager, Cockram